Posted: April 18, 2017 in Call to Action, Fight Back, Solidarity

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Press Conference: 6 Workers Sue Hamden Restaurant for Wage Theft.

Thursday April 20, 2017, 4pm-6pm

Hamden Town House Restaurant, 2256 Whitney Ave, Hamden Ct.

Join six workers as they announce a lawsuit against Hamden Town House Restaurant. They were paid as little as, in some cases, $3.14, $4.20, or $5.97 per hour. They worked between 52 and 72 hours per week.

According to Connecticut law, they should have been paid $9.60 per hour, plus overtime when they worked more than 40 hours per week.  Wage theft is everywhere, and Connecticut is doing very little to stop these abuses. It’s up to us as a community to say NO MORE. Join the workers this Thursday as they courageously break the silence!

Nearly half of restaurant workers (46.3%) experience overtime violations, according to a national study (“Behind the Kitchen Door Multi-Site Study” 2011). While some restaurant workers earn a living wage, people of color are systematically confined to the lower paying and “back of the house” jobs like dishwasher, even when they have the same qualifications as white workers. Restaurant workers of color earn 56% less than white restaurant workers and experience poverty at twice the rate (“The Great Service Divide” 2014).



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